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Bono Tours Europe This Week

@U2, October 12, 2012
By: Matt McGee / @mattmcgee


Bono's second job (AKA, world-saving humanitarian) took him on a tour through Europe this week for lots of meetings about poverty, disease and related issues. Here's a recap of where yer man was and what he was doing.

Monday, October 8

In Germany, Bono meets with members of the Social Democratic Party and with President Joachim Gauck at Bellevue Palace. The latter was part of a ONE Campaign event and there's a short video of it from Reuters.

Tuesday, October 9

In Brussels, Bono meets with Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament to talk about development funding. Here are a few photos on Flickr. Bono also meets with Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council. There are more than a dozen photos online from this meeting. Today also includes a meeting with European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso. The Independent has a news article about that.

Wednesday, October 10

Bono and Bill Gates were in Paris, where they met with French President Francois Hollande. There are photo sets here and here.

Thursday, October 11

The tour moved on to London, where Bono met with UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg. There's an official photo on Flickr, and a separate photo set on Zimbio. And news coverage from the Daily Mail. Bono and Gates met with the UK International Development Secretary, Justine Greening, and there's a photo on Flickr of that meeting.

Friday, October 12

The humanitarian tour ends and Bono met up with some guys named Adam and The Edge in London (and Gavin Friday), where they all attended the opening of the Cirque du Soleil stage production, Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour. There are several photos on ContactMusic: Bono, Adam and Gavin ... Edge and Morleigh ... Bono and performers ... Adam solo.

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